Helena Guzik

University of Oxford

Helena Guzik - University of Oxford

I work on the material culture of pilgrimage in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy. Broadly speaking, I am interested in Renaissance courts, the history of travel, and early modern cross-cultural exchange. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Lindisfarne Castle shown beyond the remains of two jetties

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A 16th century stained glass panel with the figure of a pilgrim at Packwood House

What is a pilgrimage?

A pilgrimage is a devotional practice consisting of a prolonged journey, often undertaken on foot or on horseback, toward a specific destination of significance. The means or motivations in undertaking a pilgrimage might vary, but the act, however performed, blends the physical and the spiritual into a unified experience.

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